Virgin Media O2 (VMO2), the enlarged entity formed by the merger of O2 UK and Virgin Media, has announced that the latter has completed the rollout of gigabit speeds across its entire fixed line network. In a press release confirming the development, VMO2 noted that it had concluded its rollout after switching on gigabit speeds for a final 1.1 million homes for the first time, meaning all 15.5 million homes passed by its infrastructure now have access to such connectivity. Having completed its gigabit speed rollout project VMO2 claimed it was ‘delivering nearly two-thirds of the Government’s broadband ambition four years ahead of the target date’, with the development ‘cementing the company’s status as the UK’s largest gigabit provider’.
Commenting, Lutz Schuler, VMO2’s CEO, said: ‘Just two years ago we set out to spearhead the UK’s gigabit revolution and today we’ve delivered. Our investment to bring gigabit broadband to every home on our network has catapulted the UK’s digital infrastructure forward by a decade and forced others to up their game.’